Human rights

Education for women

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. The first of the 30 articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights sets the standard. It’s a good read. Because human rights are the foundation of your existence as a citizen. Rights you are entitled to, simply because you are a human being.


RNW focuses on civil and political rights as expressed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Dutch constitution. These include freedom of expression, assembly and religion.


Freedom of expression on the internet is limited in countries such China, Cuba, Saudi Arabia and Zimbabwe.In many RNW target countries, the position of minorities is under pressure and there is no equality for women.

Everyone has the right to education, but not everyone can afford it. Girls are more likely to be excluded from school than boys when there isn’t enough money.

International tribunals such as the ICC have been set up to end impunity for war crimes and crimes against humanity.